In today’s computing economy, everyone knows the advantages of the Cloud over traditional storage methods. Cloud computing drives down cost by helping clients avoid large capital expenditure upgrades and other hardware costs. The Cloud can also improve overall cost efficiency by more closely matching cost patterns to actual revenue/demand patterns, which helps move businesses toward an Opex model — instead of an outdated capital-intensive cost model. Cloud computing also helps coping with demand, as the Cloud environment can better grow with your business than traditional hardware options. When demand is unpredictable or suddenly spikes, or when you need to test a new application, the Cloud grants you the ability to spin capacity up or down, while paying only for what you actually use. The Cloud allows users to scale services to fit their individual needs, allows them to customize applications, and grants access to content from anywhere with an Internet connection. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This article was written by Christian Abbas, one of the team at Columbus UK, a provider of business telephone systems, mobiles, networking and IT solutions. He enjoys writing about technology, IT and content marketing.
Talk of the imminence of widespread cloud computing was ongoing for several years. As some services took their first steps in this direction, it became clear that the rise of cloud computing was inevitable. Accessing software in this manner provides a plethora of benefits over more dated methods, and the drawback are almost irrelevant.
Services have been making the transition to cloud computing across the board. In today’s fiercely competitive digital world, businesses must stay ahead of the game and a failure to move processes to the cloud will have inevitably negative consequences. [Read more…]
For those of us playing buzzword bingo at home, the word cloud might as well be the free space in the middle. Everything seems to be “in the cloud” today, but what does that mean exactly?
Cloud-based services might be the buzzworthy term of the year, but that doesn’t subtract from how useful and important they are. For example, take a cloud-based content delivery network (CDN). These amazing services help to serve content from a wide range of sites to people all around the world at breakneck speeds. [Read more…]
Cloud Computing is a buzzword that has been floating around the web over the past few years and certainly even the least tech-wise of us all have encountered the technology at some level. Whether it’s through the use of common web services or devices at your place of work. The technology is impossible to avoid and is now a critical component in our daily personal and business lives.
Cloud computing is leveraging the now much lower costs of internet bandwidth, hardware and network infrastructure to deliver network services to economies of scale. Essentially, pooling resources to deliver cost-effective internet-based services to businesses and for personal use. So technical implementations and services which cost hundreds and thousands of dollars a decade ago are now available for a few dollars per month. These services are not basic services either, they can be as complex as cloud professional services automation or financial applications.
So, are you leveraging the power of this ever-evolving technology? If not, here are 4 reasons why you should seriously consider. [Read more…]
Paul Stamatiou has written a great post on ‘How to Live the Cloud Life’.
As Paul writes in his intro:
There’s no doubt about it, I’m in love with the cloud. Some people might not share my fascination with storage-in-the-cloud and compute-in-the-cloud models but I can’t wait to have the same computing experience regardless of the computer or device I’m using to connect to the Internet. I’ve taken it upon myself to change my workflow and digital lifestyle to get as much of my data online and make use of web-based tools until that utopian time comes. Here’s how I do it and you can do the same.
Well worth the read…